Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
versus ryan. if you're advising the vice president, because he's got a lot of ground work to make up for it here out of that first debate for their ticket, what do you tell him? >> i'd say to joe biden, be yourself, because biden has a unique way of bringing reality into these very substantive conversations. and i'll use big bird as an example, and we're sort of making a joke, and yes, it gives people laughter, but there's something very serious about this issue. i mean, the "sesame street" programming, pbs programming has been in -- i worked in education for a number of years -- the gold standard, not just here in the united states, around the world, recognized as a gold standard in children's education. at a time when kids in our country, not enough of them can actually read proficiently, what sense does it make to cut? i mean, we're not going to balance that $5 trillion hole by getting rid of big bird. that's what i think part of reminding people about big bird does, how ridiculous the rhetoric from the romney/ryan campaign is, but also the idea that, so, you're going to cut somet
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
point lead there last month. mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, is in michigan tonight addressing a rally at oakland university in the town of rochester just outside detroit. the question tonight, if the mood of voters is changing here, could it also be a sign that it's changing in ohio as well, another key battleground state. the poll in the free press and the pew poll not the only good news for the romney forces. they got a big boost as well in gallup's tracking poll which shows a 47-47 tie among likely voters contacted on the 4th through the 6th. in pre-debate polling, mr. obama, president obama, led by five. as for today's pew poll, the obama campaign takes issue with the party makeup of people surveyed, saying it tilts republican compared to september. the romney campaign, on the other hand, says it's pleased with the numbers. joining us now, jim acosta with the romney campaign in newport news, virginia and on the phone, dan lothian with president obama's campaign. jim, you're on the trail with the romney campaign. what's the reaction to the latest polling, because republican
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
into a frenzy. on the same day when paul ryan's done with his campaign speech here in swanton, oo, sue vice presidential candidate's hand. ryan then delivers a well-received stump speech. >> we need to change presidents and we need to elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states. >> reporter: amid the enthusiasm, there is anger among many people at these rallies. seething anger at the news media. >> the media lies, the media are for obama. >> i got to be honest, i can't stand it. it's brutal. it's definitely one-sided. >> let's hear it for paul ryan! >> reporter: paul ryan has said it himself, he believes there is media bias against the gop ticket. at these rallies, a widespread belief that presidential preference polls are part of that conspiracy. >> i don't think the polling is very fair. i believe that there are a lot more romney supporters out there. >> i think the polls are biased, too. i think they are polling more democrats and they are more favored for the democrats. >> reporter: do you think the pollsters want the obama ticket to be in front? >> i do. >> i think they'